who are we, beneath this skin? shadows of a self unseen untouched by time unbound by space a longing for return to bliss and childlike sight days spent in soul’s kiss and wondrous delight.
One of the main causes for our suffering is false identification; identification with something we call a ‘me’. That is what we call ego.
The question of “who am I” is, undoubtedly, the most important question we can ask ourselves.
“Ego” has no reality whatsoever. If we look deep enough, we find all identification we make with something called “me” is either opinions of others, superficial roles we play in society, memories that have no consistency to them, our own likes, dislikes that change all the time, past events that are non-existent, or feelings that could be anything at all.
“Me” is a mental concept, completely empty. There is nothing “hard” there to hang on to. When we realize this, we cannot get triggered, offended or hurt. What is there to offend, if nothing is there?
What do you most identify with? Take a moment and think about it. A good hint is what is it that triggers or offends you most? If you were not that anymore, would you still exist? Would anything remain?
Today, I challenge you to imagine there is no “me”. Think “There is no one here”. Be like a strainer where water flows right through, and see what happens? The universe starts flowing through, because a great mental blockage is removed.
to find the roots of our thoughts is to find the source of our world and regain the power to manifest and transform.
Reality: fixed or malleable?
Nothing in this world is fixed. We see the world as hard forms, but even science has discovered that at the smallest level, everything vibrates. The brain itself is not a ‘fixed’ organ. By neuroplasticity, we can rewire our brain nerves to act differently than the usual way. A man whose arm was cup off, can teach his brain to feel in his artificial arm.
With his Special Theory of Relativity (1905) Einstein banished from the universe every fixed reality expect that of light.
Through perfect meditation, one can merge his consciousness with cosmic essence as light, and becomes free from the three dimensions of space, and time.
The world is a flexible, changeable reality, our exterior reflection of our own state of consciousness.
from time immemorial we play again and again the stories of creation in infinite variation. wearing new garments we still remain dormant.
the stories are the same only appearances change.
Everything occurs in cyclical motions. Often, we have the feeling “I’ve been here before”, because we move forward in a spiral fashion, revisiting similar circumstances, but encompassing deeper truths. 🌷
Hinduism gave me mysticism, Yoga gave me the eternal OM, Buddhism gave me detachment and illusion of ego, Tao gave me the Middle Way, Zen taught me to let go and flow… Christianity gave me charity, Islam gave me humility and humbleness, Sufism gave poetry of the heart, Kabbalah gave me “As Above, so Below”, Truth is found in all the world’s traditions.
I call myself something of a ‘spiritual slut’. I go to bed with all traditions but am loyal to none.
After dabbling in many different spiritual traditions, I realized they all have something good to offer. So, I take what resonates and leave behind what doesn’t. It never hurt anybody.😄
we don’t truly belong we only color the world on a canvass of emptiness with the music of our laughter, the pain of our tears, aspirations and high hopes. a dance of passing shadows yet our human ‘tour de force’.
Such is the paradox of life: we are the creators, and at the same
time, we are merely passing by. This helps us understand why the world sometimes
does not feel like our original home. We are gatherers of experiences, and
after we learn our lessons, we move on…
there is no one outside to blame or to fight the world is within you each person, each event a facet of your self that yet remains to be embraced. go deeper than the surface recognize the voice that whispers “Wake up! Wake up!”
“Spirituality” begins when we realize our
The boundaries between ‘outside’ / ‘inside’ start to melt.
We are not just moving
bodies, we are the manifesting reality.
No god is needed. No belief is needed. Only awareness is needed.
forged in earth, water and fire the elements of our attire, we pierce unceasingly inside, unfooled by matter or demise, alchemists of life, to uncover the golden core and transmute our ignoble nature into auric abode.
Life is a consciousness expanding experience. It’s not survival, paying bills and satisfying our base senses.
It is a blossoming into what we are meant to become: divinity itself. It is realizing our existence beyond our physical body and thoughts, and nurturing the sacred, innate connection that we have with the whole universe.
We are continually transforming our nature into something finer. We need to dig down through layers of untruths to find the golden core—our purest being.
Life is bringing spirit into matter. We are all Alchemists of Life. 🌷
I am the cosmic play Creator and created Dancer and its dance, Shiva and his Shakti caught in frenzied Lila the land as my bride grounding me my lover, the sky, embracing me my many faces, entertain and maintain a swirling trance.
According to Hindu philosophy, the entire universe is created on two fundamental forces: consciousness (Shiva) and Shakti (energy). Shiva is the formless, Shakti is the formed, Shiva is changelessness, Shakti is change.
Consciousness and energy, forever intertwined in the dance that makes our world appear and eternal life exist.
As human beings, we have the capacity to expand our individual consciousness to cosmic consciousness, and realize that we are both the creators of life, and the creation itself.